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This worked so good--has anyone else tried this.

post #1 of 16
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I wanted to make little bird nest cookies for Easter, but I wanted the grass to be softer for eating but more stable like Royal Icing. I decided to mix buttercream and thick royal at a 1 to 1 ratio and it worked out so good. It stiffened up nicely and is not as fragile as plain buttercream. I know I will use this a lot for decorating cookies and cupcakes and wondered it anyone else has done this and how you liked it.
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post #2 of 16
Never tried it but I will now, thanks for the tip!
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post #3 of 16
I'm going to try it, sounds interesting!!!
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post #4 of 16
That sounds like a great idea! I will try it! thumbs_up.gif

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post #5 of 16
Wow ,I thought royal icing cannot stand oil or butter. Won't it breakdown ?.
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post #6 of 16
This sounds like an amazing idea. Please if any of you tries it, let us know how you like it as Cookies4kids. Thanks icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 16
I have a frosting recipe that uses meringue powder, so it makes sense to me.
post #8 of 16
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I started with just 1/2 cup of each because I didn't want to waste the frosting if it didn't work, but it didn't seperate and piped really nice. I checked the frosting this morning and it turned out just the way I had hoped. Nice and stiff on the outside and it you push hard enough, it is still soft in the middle.
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post #9 of 16
Thanks so much for the tip. I'm so going to try this icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 16
Royal cannot set up completely hard with butter or anything greasy.. In this case that's what she was going for.
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post #11 of 16
I've never tried that before but it is a good idea, I want to try it now icon_cool.gif
post #12 of 16
Thanx for the tip, sounds like a great idea thumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 16
My first WMI suggested that we add left over royal icing to buttercream, in stead of throwing it out. It's basicly the same things, minus the flavor and shortening/butter. Once made royal icing can handle grease. If you introduce grease while you are first making it, it won't wipe up correctly.
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post #14 of 16
Nope, I've never tried that. Thanks for the tip. C:
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cookies4kids

I started with just 1/2 cup of each because I didn't want to waste the frosting if it didn't work, but it didn't seperate and piped really nice. I checked the frosting this morning and it turned out just the way I had hoped. Nice and stiff on the outside and it you push hard enough, it is still soft in the middle.



I use a buttercream frosting w/ mereingue powder to crust, however still have trouble with smooshing when packing. Does this get hard enough to stack w/o smooshing?

Also, can you thin it enough to flood/pour? That is something I'm trying to figure out b/c my peeps don't like the taste of royal but it would sure save time if I could create a firm smooth base to pipe/stencil/paint on with BC w/o having to spread it on w/ a knife.
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